The government has a lot of work to do on it's proposed foreign influence and official secrets laws to ensure they don't prosecute whistleblowers.
Politics Podcast: Mark Dreyfus on refining foreign interference legislation.
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Mark Dreyfus says Labor acknowledges the need to do more about espionage activity and foreign influence in Australia but argues changes need to be made to the 'hastily' and broadly drafted bill.
It's increasingly difficult for investigative journalists to hold governments to account – partly due to anti-terror and security laws making it harder for whistleblowers to act.
The stakes in Saturday's Bennelong byelection could hardly be higher.
Sam Dastyari has given in to pressure from within his party and resigned from parliament, saying he had always acted with integrity.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian poltiics.
It will be months before Labor will know what damage the citizenship crisis might do to it.
Politics Podcast: John Blaxland on new foreign interference laws.
John Blaxland has some real concerns about the unintended consequences of the proposed foreign interference legislation on academic debate.
New laws aiming to crack down on foreign interference in Australian politics suggest the concept of 'national security' is continually expanding.
While the government improved compared with the previous poll, this is the 24th consecutive Newspoll the Coalition has lost in two-party terms.
The government has questioned whether Sam Dastyari should remain in the Senate.